A busker is considered an entertainer who is actively providing a performance in the public place in exchange for a donation. Busking is defined as but not limited to sounding or playing a musical instrument, singing, giving a recital or performing any conjuring, juggling, puppetry, mime, or dance act.
What is not considered busking?
• Vendors of any kind – including glow sticks, flowers, jewellery and other merchandise sellers
• Fundraising, events or promotions even if they involve any element of performance as listed previously
• Touting or spruiking
• Political rallying
• Religious spruiking
• Tarot card reading, palmistry and fortune telling
• Massage, chiropractic treatment or any other physical manipulation
• Face or body painting
• Artists selling pre-fabricated work – pavement artists must be actively engaged in producing their artistic medium and not simply selling displayed goods
• Temporary tattoo applications
• Solicitors of money for any purpose
• Street performers engaged by the City of Mandurah as part of a festival or special event
What type of busking is not permitted in Mandurah?
• Acts with dangerous goods (includes the use of substances that are flammable toxic or use hazardous implements such as swords, knives and whips)
• Acts which include animals